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Framingham History Center Wins $100,000 Grant

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 7:44 pm on June 16, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Annie Murphy, Executive Director of the Framingham History Center announced that she received word of a a $100,000 grant from American Express to restore the Edgell Memorial Library's windows.

Edgell Memorial Library

Edgell Memorial Library

Nearly 2.5 million people voted in the Partners In Preservation competition. The Edgell Library won 70f the vote, placing 4th out of 25, with in an estimated 175,000 votes. This is remarkable given our "dark horse" status among so many notable Boston institutions, including the Paul Revere house and the Aquarium.

Windows at Edgell Memorial Library

Windows at Edgell Memorial Library

The Framingham History Center is hosting the exhibition "Windows on Edgell's Past, Present, and Future" amd will be open Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, June 17th from 5 to 8 p.m.


School Receives Education Grant

Filed under: Schools & Education by Deb Cleveland at 9:25 am on August 6, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The MetroWest Jewish Day School, (MWJDS), has been chosen as one of several area Jewish day schools to share a $2 million Special Education grant from the Peerless Excellence Project. "Our board of directors has expressed its commitment to being a school for the entire Jewish community", says Head of School Carolyn Keller. "We serve students from a variety of religious and socioeconomic backgrounds and are committed to a philosophy of inclusion".

The school plans to hire a half-time Special Education Coordinator to provide services for students with special needs. MWJDS opens for its third year of operation in September 2005 and will have students from Framingham, Ashland, Natick, Sudbury, Maynard, Holliston, Hopkinton, Stow, Marlborough, and N. Chelmsford. Conveniently located for families in the 20 Metrowest cities and towns, our transdenominational environment provides an integrated Judaic, Hebrew, and general studies curriculum.

MWJDS is a pluralistic community day school educating children in grades K-3, adding one grade annually through grade 8. Limited openings exist.

For information contact Joyce Bohnen, Admissions / Recruitment Director, at (508) 620-5554 or Information is also available at the school’s website at


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